We live in a reality star world—where seemingly average people can attain national fame without doing much. While I don’t fault anyone for their successes, I am saddened there are some who are driven to step into the limelight at any cost.
Allow the Universe take us where we’re meant to go
What’s wrong with going after our dreams? Nothing. We all have aspirations and one of the joys of life is achieving our goals. However, we lose the essence of who we really are if we sacrifice what we stand for just for a moment of attention.
By pursuing the areas that feed our souls and remaining true to ourselves, we’ll be fulfilled in a way fame can’t provide, plus, when we are alone, we’ll like who we are. Only then, if the Universe decides to make us famous, so be it.
Let’s honor ourselves and live without regret.
No one is more important than anyone else.
I see the star-struck cravings of some writers publishing their books and ghost hunters wanting to be the next cable TV sensation. They’ll put their desire for fame above everything else, stomping on anyone who gets in their way and belittling others’ accomplishments. They’ve lost their moral compass by putting themselves above others.
Egos can become inflated, and they’ll argue they’re more special than the rest of us. But they aren’t. We aren’t. Just because one’s path is different from another’s doesn’t make that person better than everyone else. Or if someone has an amazing talent, it doesn’t mean that gift is better (or more important) than someone else’s.
Recently on Facebook, a woman ranted about a former friend thinking he was so great. Then she went on about why that person was wrong and why she was so much better than that former acquaintance. I wonder if the irony of her post ever hit home with her?
As we work toward our goals, it’s important to recognize the achievements of others. Life is a celebration, so let’s applaud others’ accomplishments instead of tearing them down. Let’s be a star to those we love. A hero to the disenfranchised. A support to those struggling.
Let’s work to make the world a more compassionate place, not a belittling one.
Hi Kathy – Was going to write last week to tell you how much it hit home! Then this week I just loved your comments also!! Thanks
Thank you so much, Karen. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Hope you have a fantastic day!
I totally agree with Kathy here. Money aside, I’ve always thought the underlying motivation of those who seek fame at all costs is that they’re actually seeking love and approval from others because they don’t, in fact, love themselves. A word of caution: Fame is a fickle mistress, i.e., one may be today’s darling and tomorrow’s distant memory. For those whose self-worth hinges on the love and adulation of others, where would one be if that love is taken away? Therefore, I feel that if you take the time to know yourself and love yourself, nothing anyone can ever say will affect your sense of self-worth. And, expounding on what Kathy had said, i.e., working “to make the world a more compassionate place,” it’s important to start by having compassion for oneself – learn to love, forgive, and celebrate yourself!
Fantastic perspective, Sharon! You are so right–nothing will make us happy if we are unhappy with ourselves. Thank you so much for taking the time to chime in!
Thanks to YOU, Kathy, for writing, as always, such provocative blogs!
I appreciate that, Sharon. Have a wonderful day.